GET OUT OF MY CROTCH!
We are witnessing the patriarchy's last gasp, and it's not going down without a fight. Using legislation, language, and women's own silence, it seeks to return us to a time when choice and self-determination were not options. In this collection, twenty-one fearless writers examine reproductive rights, access to health care, violence against women, and the rise of rape apologists in the twenty-first century United States. Illuminating intersections of gender, class, and race, these stories speak to the challenges women routinely face, attempts to undermine their rights, and the deliberate, systemic erosion of their agency and their existence as equals. It's time to revisit what's at stake, what could still be lost, and why we must continually fight for equality and freedom for all.
ALL THE WOMEN IN MY FAMILY SING
All the Women in My Family Sing is an anthology documenting the experiences of women of color at the dawn of the twenty-first century. It is a vital collection of prose and poetry whose topics range from the pressures of being the vice-president of a Fortune 500 Company, to escaping the killing fields of Cambodia, to the struggles inside immigration, identity, romance, and self-worth. These brief, trenchant essays capture the aspirations and wisdom of women of color as they exercise autonomy, creativity, and dignity and build bridges to heal the brokenness in today’s turbulent world.
An Excerpt from Camille's Piece
"I don’t think it’s overstating it to say that I’m still in a mild state of shock from my encounter with the South, my whole life spent gently reeling from that early blow. Or maybe it was more like a bite (the Carolina woods are full of pit vipers) administering a slow-acting poison I could never quite flush from my system. It lingers in my blood to this day, corroding all my bones, breaking down my skeletal self-regard. I’m still toxic from it."
NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH SO HELP ME GOD
73 Women on Life’s Transitions features work from NY Times best-selling authors Kelly Corrigan and Gabrielle Bernstein, notable trailblazers like Belva Davis and many other women, eager to share how transitions in their lives brought them unexpected gifts, lessons, and growth.